Category: World

WHO certifies Kenya as dracunculiasis transmission-free

World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Kenya free of dracunculiasis transmission following the recommendation of the International Commission for the Certification of Dracunculiasis Eradication (ICCDE). During its 12th meeting held at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland the ICCDE reviewed the…

Hindus in Pakistan celebrate Holi with fervour

Hindu community in Pakistan celebrated the festival of colour with great zeal and fervour. Colourful events were held in different localities and temples, where people participated with warmth and religious devotion. Local media reported that security was exceptionally tight around…

French President Macron visiting India

India-France strategic, economic and political ties are set to get further strengthened as President of France Emmanuel Macron visits New Delhi from March 9 to 12 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will be accompanied by Mrs….

Ex-journalist becomes Australia deputy PM

Michael McCormack, a former editor of a regional newspaper, has been chosen as Australia’s new deputy prime minister.  He replaces Barnaby Joyce as leader of the Nationals, the ruling coalition’s junior partner. Joyce resigned on Friday over his affair with…

Nepal: Presidential election on March 13

Nepal will hold presidential election on March 13 to elect the new President under the new constitution. The President’s term is for five years, but this election is being held quite before the stipulated time-period because the country is implementing…

India, France to co-host first ISA Summit

The first conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be held here on March 11, an official announcement was made here on Thursday. “We are expecting heads of state from France, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Ghana, Australia, Venezuela and…

Pak SC bans Nawaz from leading his party

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has barred Nawaz Sharif from his position as president of the country’s ruling party, ordering the reversal of all decisions he has taken in the role, in a move that plunges the country’s politics into fresh uncertainty….

Bangladesh steps into 4G internet era

Bangladesh has entered an era of digital connectivity as three mobile phone operators rolled out the 4G mobile phone services in the country on Monday night. They have launched the 4G services in the cities of Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna and…

Nepal prime minister wants to ‘update’ India ties

Nepal’s China-friendly Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli will “update” relations with India “in keeping with the times” and favours a review of all special provisions of Indo-Nepal relations, including the long-established practice of Nepalese soldiers serving India’s armed forces….